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“Staycationing” in the Adirondacks? Check Out Griffin Gorge!

One of the most beautiful spots for a family picnic or a hike along a scenic countryside trail in the Speculator area might just be the Griffin Gorge. A journey along the Adirondack Trail reveals some impressive geological formations within the gorge, a site that is sure […]

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Summer Girls’ Night In? Plan a Wine & Cheese Party.

Summer is a time for relaxing and unwinding. The days are longer, and even though most of us still have to work, evenings and weekends are made for enjoyable get-togethers at home with friends and family. If you’ve been thinking about having a nice evening with your […]

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Yankee Candles Make Scents!

Warm and inviting, like Grandma’s apple pie baking in the oven. Cool and refreshing, like lake air on an early spring day. Woodsy and green, like a relaxing mid-day hike along an Adirondack trail. Scents can certainly bring back wonderful memories, and what better way to bring […]

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Looking for a Unique Gift for Mom? Here are Seven Ideas She’ll Love.

When you think of Mother’s Day gift giving, flowers and candies often come to mind. It’s true that most moms out there love both of those things, but if you’re looking for a truly unique gift for your mother this year, you might want to stop into […]

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Adirondack Fauna and Hibernation – Who Will Wake Up Soon?

During the winter, much of the wildlife in the Adirondack Mountains seems to disappear. As most everyone knows, the main reason for the disappearing act is hibernation. But which animals usually hibernate? What happens to them during this period? And when do they “wake up”? In our […]

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Maple Season Yields a Sweet Adirondack Delight

If you’re an avid reader of our blog, you know that we’re fans of maple syrup made right here in the Adirondacks. In Speculator, we’re lucky to have McComb’s Oak Hill Farm, which produces some of the most delicious maple syrup available. Hopefully, you were able to […]

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Spring into Flavor with this Delicious Salad

If you’re tired of all of the heavier foods often associated with the winter months, it might be time to lighten up your eating habits for the changing of the seasons. While we seek the comfort of stews, casseroles and crock-pot dishes throughout the winter, lighter eating […]

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Sprucing Up Your Spring Wardrobe with the Speculator Dept. Store

Although it certainly doesn’t feel like time to put away the woolens quite yet, spring will officially be on the books on March 20 at 6:45 p.m. Spring harkens that time of the year when we open the windows and let the clean air in, sweep out […]

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Woolen Wear from Pendleton – A History of One of Our Favorite Things!

Pendleton is known for producing quality clothing, but did you know that the company actually has an interesting history here in the United States? Started by English immigrant Thomas Kay in 1889, Pendleton has a story that is as rich as the American tapestry itself. Kay was […]

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Tips for Setting a Beautiful Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to come together for a delicious, traditional feast and to give thanks for all the bounty the year has provided. Nothing is quite as warm and inviting as sitting down to a beautiful Thanksgiving table with the special people […]

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